Logo of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie
Logo of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Philosopische Fakultät
Slogan: The True, the Good and the Beautiful

XXV. Congress of the German Society for Philosophy
September 5th – 9th, 2021
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

The 25th conference of the German Society of Philosophy deals with the true, the good, and the beautiful – and, therefore, with everything? Yes and no. As always, the conference will be an exhibition of philosophy and provide the opportunity to present research from all parts of philosophy: in 35 sections there will be talks about virtually all fields and periods of philosophy. At the same time, there will be, mainly in the colloquia, a focus on special questions, which have, in recent years, more and more taken centre stage in philosophical research. These questions are concerned with the relations between truth, goodness and beauty: What is the relation between epistemic and practical norms? Can judgements about the good and the beautiful be true (and false)? What is the value of truth? Is a good life a beautiful life? Is the aim of art beauty, truth or goodness? These and related questions are located at the intersection of theoretical and practical philosophy – and, therefore, maybe at the centre of philosophy in general.  more …

Update 28 March 2021: Change to online format

Unfortunately, the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic is forcing us to change the format of the congress: this year, the event has to be held online.

To compensate for any disadvantages of this format as far as possible and, above all, to make the best use of it, we shall adapt the schedule and enhance the structure accordingly. In due course, further information will be available on this website. Of course, we shall notify all contributors and participants directly.

We kindly ask for your understanding.

New conference date

Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic it is impossible to hold our congress as planned (6th – 9th September 2020). It is not yet clear whether it would even be legally possible to hold it this year. However, it is clear that it would require very severe restrictions, so that essential goals of the congress could not be achieved. The congress is therefore postponed by one year to the following date:

Sunday, 5th September 2021, to Thursday, 9th September 2021

Please accept our apologies.
We shall provide all participants and contributors with further information shortly.


All events will be held online.

Following these links, you will find detailed information about the individual events.

The schedule linked here provides a brief overview.

Virtual café area

For informal meetings a virtual “café area” on wonder.me will be available to all registered participants throughout the conference. There you will have the opportunity to continue discussions with speakers, catch up with old friends, and make new ones. During lunch breaks, you may meet agents from academic representatives in a designated area. Monday through Wednesday, an informal get-together is scheduled for 21:00 p.m.

To access the virtual “café area” take the following steps: log in to ConfTool (create an account and register as a participant if you have not already done so). Head to Conference Agenda. There you will find the link and password.

The virtual meeting place is provided on the platform wonder.me. Please note that this is an external service. When accessing wonder.me, you are leaving the pages of FAU. Therefore, we cannot take any responsibility for this service. You will find wonder.me’s privacy policies here.